Summer 2013 Fundraiser
Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate our 5th Year Anniversary of Helping Keep Homeless Veterans Off The Streets of Metro-Atlanta.
VEO of Georgia Welcomed The Jason Bitten Band for an evening of Live Jazz, Great Food & Friends.
Helene Mills Center
515 John Wesley Dobbs Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30312
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July 19th 2013
VEO’s summer breeze an evening of jazz was marked as a milestone for VEO as VEO celebrated its 5th year anniversary on July 19th. First order of the evening was the welcoming by the Chairman of the board Dr. Rolin Desir, thanking everyone for coming out and supporting VEO; followed by the color guard presentation.
The founder of VEO Mr. Frantz Fortune took the stage to thank everyone for coming out and gave a brief history about VEO and how VEO is growing. He announced to the guest how VEO has a thrift store and a moving service, encouraging the crowd to utilize these services to support VEO.
The honoree of the evening was United Way - There to accept the award was Project Manager Mr. Phillip Hunter; followed by a surprise award honoring Mr. Fortune for his vision and hard work at VEO. He was pleasantly surprised as he had no idea the board of the directors planned on honoring him.
The next highlight of the evening that brought some of the guest to tears was hearing from some of VEO veterans. Each of the veterans took a moment to introduce themselves and express how grateful they are to VEO and Mr. Fortune. It was a profound moment to hear personally from our veterans on how their lives have been transformed through VEO and its dedicated staff.
|About The Jason Bitten Band |
A native of Birmingham, Alabama - Jason Bitten started playing the saxophone at the age of 12, oblivious to the journey that he was about to embark on.
In 2002, Jason independently released his first CD “At Midnight”. He quickly became a sought after musician, accompanying and opening for Artists such as; Smokie Norful, Donnie McClurkin, and Micah Stampley. He has ministered at conferences, churches and jazz festivals in the United Kingdom, Caribbean Islands and throughout the United States. He appeared on the HGTV documentary Ebenezer Baptist Church "A Salute to Preservation" which featured the late Mrs. Coretta Scott King and was a guest performer for Vernon Jordan Jr. Book signing premiere "Vernon Can Read". Jason was also the recipient of the 2004 Urban Gospel “Best Jazz Album of the Year”
A recipient of numerous community humanitarian awards, Jason believes in impacting his community. He visits local schools inspiring students to pursue their dreams. He and his wife, Erica established the Bitten Dream Foundation, an organization that provides mini scholarships to local students.
“Bitten's seasoned, immaculate soprano sax over hymns, modern worship and inspirational pop sounds like anything but a new guy. As small as the instrumental gospel club is, there's a need for fresh names, but Bitten's abilities are a total amazement. ”
— Amy Bartlett, Rhapsody Music
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